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Workforce & Economic Development

Greetings!  Welcome to the BridgeValley Community and Technical College Workforce & Economic Development Division website.  This site will provide upcoming open enrollment courses and programs that can help individuals, companies and organizations meet their training needs.

For individuals, courses are available to upgrade skills and abilities, prepare for a new career, or take a personal interest course to learn a new passion or hobby.

For companies and organizations, we can offer customized training to get your new hires ready to begin work, create a training program to assess and train your current workforce to fill the mid-skills gap.  Many companies are currently facing the need to replace key, experienced employees with new, inexperienced workers.  BridgeValley will partner with companies to develop a training program to provide a way to transfer the knowledge and skills from the soon-to-be retirees, to the new, future employees of the company.

Many times, companies have told me “We just can’t find the people we need”; I am confident that I have found the solution to this problem.  It is programs that involve a partnership between Colleges and Industry, where students gain both technical training and On-The-Job Training (OJT) skills concurrently.  Ask how apprenticeship, or Learn and Earn programs, can help build the next generation workforce for your company.

Come and visit our Advanced Technology Center in South Charleston, located in the Regional Technology Park.  This 55,000 square foot facility provides state-of-the-art equipment to serve training in electrical, mechanical, instrumentation, controls, robotics, process technology, and information technology.  Training is focused on providing hands-on experiences to students to gain technical skills for positions in the Manufacturing, Chemical, Energy and Information Technology industries.

Let us know . . .

. . . how we can help you, or your company, develop a training program to ensure a successful future.

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